Is the word "nickel" only means five cents?
Joe was pretty looking forward to meet his ex-girlfriend in a bar.After a hour or two,a man sat next to him and said to him: I am the girl who you're waiting for.Obviously joe shocked and stared this guy very very carefully,turns out he is the exactly ex-grilfriend who just changed her sexuality.
ex:"I know this comes as a shock to you."
joe:"Please, if i had a nickel for every time a girl dumped me and disappeared for five years and came back as a guy, i'd have a nickel."
In this conversation,is "nickel" means a small amount of surprise, or a five-year prison sentence,or just a five-dollar,or some kind related with gambling or something else?